Lindell Eugene Aurand, 49, of Sheridan, Wyoming; went home to the Lord on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at the University of Colorado Hospital.
Lindell was born in Deadwood, South Dakota; on June 27, 1963, to James F. Aurand and Sharron M. Aurand. The family then relocated in 1966 to Sheridan where Lindell resided until his passing. In 1969 he attended Taylor Grade School, then went on to attend Central Middle School in 1976, and completed his High School degree and graduated from Sheridan Christian School in 1983.
Lindell started out in high school working for the Arctic Circle as a cook. His interest in computers would lead him to take a job with Lee Hauch in the cash register/computer business. Lindell also worked for Mike Watkins at his Nostalgic Metal Sign Distribution Company. He would later work with Roland Ripamonti in the area of computer graphics. He also worked for a short time as a night manager for the Sheridan Econ-O-wash Laundry, which was owned by his parents at the time. Eventually Lindell’s creative talent would lead him into the Art field. He enjoyed all forms of Art including: wood, stone, egg and acrylic carving, etching glass, pen & ink drawing and painting in both oil and water color. He began to pursue an Art Degree from The Art Instruction School out of Minneapolis, MN and in September of 2012 the desire to have a public showing of his work became a reality which lead him to just recently join the Sagebrush Community Art Center, a group for locally talented artists.
Lindell enjoyed his life and the people in it immensely! Despite the many challenges he faced everyday having been born with Hemophilia he consistently; persevered and overcame them. His love for the outdoors and camping started early in his life and he would attend the annual Hemophilia Camps held in Colorado during his younger years. A major car accident in 1984 left him in a wheel chair but even this set-back and the many more that would follow did not keep him from continuing to enjoy his life and many outdoor activities like fishing, boating, and hunting. So when an opportunity to go wild pig hunting in Oklahoma crossed his path, he went. Even though he was limited he saw no limitations. Lindell’s character and personality were surely influenced and formed from the many trials and struggles he faced and overcame which in turn allowed him to have compassion and a genuine concern for those around him.
Lindell leaves behind parents James and Sharron Aurand. Sister and brother-in-law Tod and Lonna Pfau and his beloved nephew Caleb Matthew Pfau. Uncle Jim Olson along with many dear friends and cousins. Lindell is preceded in death by grandparents John and Georgia Aurand, Guy and Norma Olson, and his aunt Mildred Shaw
Our hearts are broken and it is hard to see you go. Our comfort comes from the word of God knowing that: Whoever believes in Me has eternal life. John 6:47
Till we see you again.
Funeral service will be 1:00pm on Wednesday (Feb. 27th) from Cornerstone Community Church with Pastor Tony Forman officiating. Interment will be in Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorial may benefit, in Lindell’s name, the C U Foundation, Hemophilia Fund,
Attention: Brenda Riske, 13199 East Montview Blvd., Suite 100, Aurora, Colorado 80045